"The diversification of early emerging metazoans: a window into animal evolution?"
Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany, 11.09. -14.09.2017
The workshop will bring together researchers from around the world using early emerging metazoans to gain insight into cellular and genomic events underpinning the origin and evolution of animal diversity and complexity. The goal of the workshop is to learn about cutting-edge research from international experts in the field and to provide a forum for future networks and collaborations. The workshop will be quite intimate - with a maximum number of 120 participants. All investigators working on the evolution of multicellular complexity are invited; heads of laboratories are expected to inform their coworkers. Contributions to the meeting may be in the form of talks or posters, mainly on new or unpublished findings. The emphasis is very much upon discussion and there is plenty of time within the programme to make this possible. The evening talk will be given by Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Stowers Institute for Medical Research. To register for the meeting please use the electronic registration form.The guidelines for preparing abstracts can be found on the registration page.Deadline for registration and submitting abstracts is May 31, 2017. Information on the meeting location can be found here. A tentative program will be added soon after the registration deadline.
T. Bosch (University of Kiel), T. Holstein (University of Heidelberg) and U. Technau (University of Vienna)